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A slice of a German Pancake on a white plate with syrup over the pancake.

German Pancakes

A really easy breakfast recipe that uses basic kitchen ingredients.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine German
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 slices
Calories 349kcal


  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted or salted is fine
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk any percentage is good (I usually use 2% or whole milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Place the butter in a 9”x13” baking dish. Place the pan in the oven as it’s preheating. This will melt the butter while you prepare the pancake batter. Note: keep an eye on the butter. Once butter is melted remove from the oven. 
  • Meanwhile, add the eggs, flour, milk, and vanilla to a blender. Blend on medium-high for 30 seconds or until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the batter in the 9”x13” butter coated pan. 
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. (Mine usually takes 20 minutes to bake).
  • Remove and serve immediately with syrup and/or fresh berries and powdered sugar. 


Recipe from my grandmother (with the small addition of vanilla extract because I love the flavor it adds).
Nutritional information based on 1 individual serving. This feed my small family just fine. If feeding big eaters this will feed about 2 adults. 
Be sure to blend the batter for the full 30 seconds. Beating the air into the batter will help the pancakes puff up beautifully.
Mixing options: If you don't have a blender you can mix the batter with a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. 
Dairy free option: If you are looking for a dairy-free breakfast, you can swap out the milk in this recipe for soymilk, almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, rice milk, etc. However, remember that each milk will have a different flavor, resulting in a differing flavor of German pancakes. Keep that in mind when choosing which dairy-free milk option you choose. 


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 282mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 3mg